Today’s consumers have more information at their fingertips than ever before. Whenever they need a product or service, a simple online search can generate an overwhelming amount of options for them. Consumers have to weed through all sorts of information in order to make a decision to purchase. How does a business stand out against the competition?
Coworking is a modern working style that first begun in Malaysia around 2010 - but only from 2016 onwards is the concept getting popular among local people and of course foreigners in Malaysia. It has been relentlessly developing in recent years with the amount of coworking spaces in Kuala Lumpur multiplying every single year. The shared workplace turned out to be alluring to work-at-home experts, self-employed entities, freelancers, and even conglomerates - Petronas has signed up for office spaces with Common Ground.
WeWork, Equitorial Plaza
Thanks to technology, the world we live and work in today has changed dramatically, and the shape of the workforce is changing with it. Technology is enabling an increasingly mobile workforce. It’s not just employees who are mobile, the makeup of workers is also changing - dubbed the "gig economy."
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It wasn't until the 90's that the startup world began to take shape. Back in the days, working for a startup was not a popular choice at all, most people would opt to work for a big corporation because of the impressive reputation that precedes the brand, job stability, better mentorship, and higher salary among others, which are not typically found in a startup. Arguably, that is still the pattern to this day, however, it's much less prevalent.
A conducive environment is equally important to the other factors that contribute to a productive offsite meeting. A well-designed space can make attendees feel more comfortable to freely engage in conversation. It also helps attendees to focus solely on the agenda of the meeting, which greatly facilitates the brainstorming process for business strategies and innovative ideas.
We've thoughtfully identified the top meeting spaces in Singapore where you can have a productive offsite meeting.
Indonesia has taken notable measures to improve the business climate by deregulating its economy and allocating resources into building infrastructure like the MRT and LRT. This have encouraged both local and foreign investment in the country. Rodrigo A. Chaves, World Bank Country Director for Indonesia credited sound macroeconomic policies to investment growth reaching a five-year high. Around 20 reform efforts had been carried out since 2014 to include openness and competition, some notable improvements are: reduction in cost to starting a business, improved access to credit, ease of trading across borders, and better tax system.
First of all, why set up office in Singapore? Isn’t it an expensive place?
The mantra “Location, Location, Location” not only applies to brick-and-mortar stores, but also to office spaces. While Singapore ranks at 11th place in the list of most expensive places to hold office, it definitely pays off. According to Megan Walters, JLL’s head of capital markets research in Asia Pacific. “...cities are fighting to secure the world’s most dynamic corporations, attract the best talent and pull in capital, both of which are highly mobile.”
Going to Singapore as a tourist is very different from going there on business. When going as a tourist, you will most likely have an itinerary and travel services already prepared for you. Depending on where you’ll be coming from, you may not even need to secure a visa.
The Philippines has gained traction as a dynamic emerging market, with gradual financial developments leading to greater investment opportunities. A known powerhouse in the business process outsourcing industry, the country continues to be a strong performer in Asia, managing upward forecasts of 6% GDP growth for 2016 and 2017, according to both IMF and ADB. Focused investments implemented through the private sector, sensibly budgeted infrastructure, and public-private partnership projects, together with an astutely skilled labor force have contributed to the Philippines’s intensifying global competitiveness.